November 2007 Table of Contents

Interpreting the Middle East for North Americans—
Interpreting North America for the Middle East

The U.S., Iraq, and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

November 2007 Cover7 Behind the Pomp and the Promises: What Are Israel's Real Intentions?Rachelle Marshall

10 Palestine: Democracy, Not Zionism—John V. Whitbeck

11 A Double Standard on Academic Freedom in the Middle EastGeorge Bisharat

12 Coming to Terms With Reality: Gaza's Intellectuals Contemplate the FutureMohammed Omer

14 Searching for Lost Fathers—Samah Jabr

19 A Call for Bidders for a Feasibility Study on Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal—Andrew I. Killgore

20 Shalom, Doc—Hang Ten!—Mohammed Omer

22 Wedad's ChoiceBryant Jordan

23 Statement to the June 10, 2007 Rally to End the 40-Year Occupation of PalestineRalph Nader

24 Tens of Thousands Converge on Washington to Demand End to Iraq WarWilliam Hughes

30 Kach's U.S. Representatives Continue to Solicit Funds for Banned Terrorist GroupDC Investigative Journalism Collective

45 Welcome to New York City Public SchoolsJames Abourezk

26 Kentucky at WarBob Moser

Special Reports

34 Not Playing by the Book: Politics as Usual in PakistanM.M. Ali

36 Pipeline, Pipeline, Who's Got the Pipeline? Turkey's Quest for Energy SignificanceJon Gorvett

38 UAE Seeks Regional Stability, Warns Against War on IranDelinda C. Hanley

41 German Paper Says Turkey "Will Never Turn Away From Europe"Lucy Jones


5 Letters to the Editor

44 New York City and Tri-State News: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Campers Explore Heritage of Ziryab, AndalusiaJane Adas

46 Northern California Chronicle: Indonesians Honor Independence Day With Festive San Francisco CelebrationElaine Pasquini

48 Southern California Chronicle: Visitors to West Bank Describe Palestinians as Overpowered, but not ResignedPat and Samir Twair

50 Israel and Judaism: Dismay Grows Among U.S., Israeli Jews Over Expressions of Intolerance and BigotryAllan C. Brownfeld

52 Arab-American Activisms

HCEF Director Provides Update on Crisis in Palestine
Community Rallies for Resigned Principal

53 Muslim-American Activisms

Muslim Family Endures Hate Crime—Again

53 Human Rights

Iraq Veteran Stands Guard Over National Mall

54 Music & Arts

The Prez in the Fez
Rajie Cook Honors Rachel Corrie
Arab Poets Perform at San Francisco International Poetry Festival
MESTO Performs in Jordan
Wailing Walls

57 Waging Peace

Mearsheimer and Walt Speak at Politics and Prose Bookstore
Academic Boycott Drama
Protest Outside Wembley Against Apartheid Israel's Participation
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Holds Conference
AFSC Search for Global Peace
Egyptian Students Shadow Congress

61 Diplomatic Doings

Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir Hosts National Day Celebration

62 Book Reviews

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
Reviewed by Paul Findley

Foreign Agents: AIPAC From The 1963 Fulbright Hearings to The 2005 Espionage Scandal
Reviewed by Richard H. Curtiss

65 AET Book Club New Arrival

66 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

67 Other People's Mail

69 Travel Tips and Tours: From Four Millennia Away, the Remaining Wonder of the Ancient WorldMichael Keating

70 Bulletin Board

71 2007 AET Choir of Angels

74 Publishers' Page

51 Index to Advertisers

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